When you’re acting and you need to cry, you want to put yourself in a position where you’re trying not to cry, because that is generally what people try and do. They try to hold on to their emotions, they don’t want to lose them.
I wasn't aware of my dad being an actor when I was young. I remember there was an Australian children's entertainer on television called Ralph Harris and when I'd say my father was an actor, kids would say, you know, 'oh, is he Ralph Harris?' And I had to say no and then they would lose interest.
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People are fascinated by evil because it’s mysterious and it doesn’t seem to have a rationale behind it, and the second you say that Hannibal Lector was abducted as a child and he had to eat his sister or something like that, it becomes immediately mundane. The character becomes mundane.
It used to be that you could do these nuggets of a movie and it would attach itself in terms of credibility to your work and the style of work that you did, that people would be interested and curious about you and your work as an actor.
I was beginning to think I was typecast in everyone’s mind out there as a serial killer. I played a serial killer in one movie, I was the ghost of a serial killer in another and in a third, a computer-generated serial killer. The stage looks pretty good after those roles.
I used to do lots of independent films and for a while I was very content living in New York City and doing independent movies and off-Broadway theater. I loved it, I had a really good time doing that, and I worked on a lot of projects that are very dear to my heart, both plays and films.
|Birth:||24th August, 1961|
Jared Francis Harris was born in London, England. He is an English actor. His role in several films include: The Rachel Papers, Nadja, Dead Man, Blue in the Face, I Shot Andy Warhol, Fathers' Day, Chinese Box, Happiness, Lost in Space, Perfume, Mr. Deeds, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Extraordinary Measures, Lincoln, Pompeii, Poltergeist, Certain Women, and Allied. His role in television include: The Other Boleyn Girl(TV film), Fringe(TV series), Mad Men(TV series, Won- Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Nominated- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), The Expanse(TV series), The Crown(TV series, Nominated- British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actor, Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series), and The Terror (TV series).
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